"Loner" as written by and Daniel Johnston....
I wish I could be as happy as you
I wish I could have as much fun as you do
I wish I could be your friend
but I-I-I'm afraid

I wish I had my own way
but I rarely do
but I wish I had my way with you
I'm a loner - oh oh - loner

Been a loner since high school - oh yeah
and a loner ain't no fool - oh yeah
I'm a loner - oh - eh - eheh

Be a loner in a crowded room - oh yeah
take me to an ocean, I'll be loner still
but I wish I could be your friend
I'm a loner - uh - uh

I'm a loner in my car - oh yeah
sometimes it gets scary - oh yeah
been a loner since high school - oh yeah
and a loner ain't no fool - oh yeah

But I wish I could be as happy as you
and I wish I could have as much fun as you do
I wish I could be your friend
but I-I-I'm afraid

I'm a loner
I'm a loner - uh
lone, lone, lone,
lone, lone, lone, lone
uh-uuh, uh-uuh, loner, uh
I'm a loner


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    General Commentpossibly the best daniel johnston song i've heard. "i wish i could have as much fun as you do" the last time around sounds insanely perfect. do drugs!
    mattius6on April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe most honest songs I've ever heard-truly heartfelt. This song beautifully and painfully captures what it's like to be an outcast who wants to fit in with others; you see others having fun and socializing and you wonder what the hell is wrong with you and why you're not enjoying what seems to come to others so easily.

    "Be a loner in a crowded room"....nothing depicts being an outsider better
    River Wolfon May 20, 2016   Link

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